USC_AMST_101_FINAL_STUDY GUIDE_6

USC_AMST_101_FINAL_STUDY GUIDE_6 - 21. Atlantic Square a. A...

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21. Atlantic Square - a. A Shopping mall that was built in the 1950s in Monterey Park which was noted as “a land of opportunities for Asians interested in investing in and emigration to the U.S.” page 41 Race and Politics . The city, however, wanted to avoid that identity so they developed the mall in defense of whiteness and believed that the city was not favorable of Asian developing firms. The firm chosen for redevelopment was white. White architecture style – the mall’s emphasis was on American business and was lacking opportunities for Chinese. Significant in the study of race and class because the redevelopment expresses how ethnicity and history rooted in local, Asian, Latin American, and European sources were expressed, contrasted, and manipulated. The lack of attention is linked to, and reinforces, the position of whites and b. whiteness as the unexamined norm in society against which other groups are c. compared and marginalized in the progress. Implicitly shows that “ Americanness equates whiteness” such as the food/business in the mall ethnic. How whiteness is experienced and expressed in the culture and language of everyday life when the defense and reassertion of
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